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February 27, 2015

New Report Details State Testing Opt-Out Laws, Policies

Most state laws and policies offer little clarity for parents regarding their opt-out rights, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.

February 27, 2015

National PTA Taps New Executive Director

The association selects the chief executive officer of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as its new executive director.

February 22, 2015

Letting Parents in on the Secret of School

We assume there are topics that parents don't need to know about when we engage in initiatives or changes, when the reality is that they are the very topics that parents need to know about.

February 21, 2015

Local Board Rejects 'Parent Trigger' Petition at California School

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.

February 17, 2015

Some N.Y.C. Council Members Want Testing Opt-Out Information for Parents

Two New York City council members say the city's Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities should include guidance for parents on opting children out of state tests.

February 17, 2015

National PTA Urges Families to Forge School Partnerships to Support Students

During its annual Take Your Family to School Week initiative, the National PTA is promoting the importance of family-engagement efforts to support student success.

February 13, 2015

West Virginia Bill Would Add Parent Members to State Board of Education

West Virginia's governor may have to appoint parents of public school students to the state's Board of Education under legislation being considered by lawmakers.

February 13, 2015

N.Y.C. School System Wants More Parents to Run for Education Councils

New York City's Department of Education is hoping to attract a more diverse group of parents to serve on its education councils.

January 29, 2015

Most New Jersey Parents Say Testing Too Taxing, Poll Finds

A new poll find that the majority of New Jersey parents believe they should have the right to opt their children out of state standardized testing.

January 29, 2015

Oklahoma PTA Encourages Parents to Opt Students Out of State Writing Tests

The Oklahoma PTA is urging parents to refuse to allow their children to take the state's writing assessments in February.

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